Thursday, August 14, 2014

What's in your oven

I've been baking bells.

Yes, you read that right. I've been baking bells.

Cheap dollar store jingle bells to be exact. I took those brand new shiny bells and made them look old and grubby.

A tray just coming out of the oven. This is actually the second batch. The first ones I did were an antique white with cinnamon sprinkled on.

You mix glue with the paint color of your choice, sprinkle on some cinnamon and then pop them in the oven until they're dry, flip them over and do the other side



The cinnamon makes them look a bit rusty. Now I know not everyone is fond of the look of rust but it works for primitive and rustic crafting.


These will eventually be used in various other projects.

27 comments:

Ginny said...

Hilarious, what will you think of next, I always like finding out. Did you think of this yourself?

Jerry E Beuterbaugh said...

Is this part of plan to keep Wade from sneaking up on you?

Duni said...

I had no idea you could do that! These are great for rustic crafts. Looking forward to seeing what you'll make with these :)

Jeanne Pursell said...

My oven? Believe it or not, I do not cook very often...so I use it to store my pots and pans!! :)

Now, tell me...does your kitchen smell all delicious...like cinnamon???

This is an exciting idea! I just may have to try it!! Thanks Ann!

Blackberry Lane said...

Very creative idea. It will be fun to see what projects you use these bells in.

Sandra said...

what's an oven??? LOL LOL... it really does make them look really old.. i bet the white is pretty to, and red would be nice.. have fun using them... waiting to see what you create

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Well now....this is such a unique [and wonderful] idea. My question is...even mixing it with glue, do they still have the light fragrance of cinnamon? It'd be super for a holiday decoration then.

Grace said...

I dust my oven!

Out on the prairie said...

Hmmmmm
Hope Wade doesn't try one thinking heres a snack.LOL

Sharkbytes said...

Interesting. Don't breathe the paint fumes, OK?

Sheryl Hastings said...

I love your baking style! On one of your articles you were baking ornaments from cinnamon. Right after that I bought about 6 jars of cinnamon. They still sit in my pantry. I'm going to make them this year for sure!

Sandee said...

So that's how you make new bells look old. Who knew? Too cute.

Have a fabulous day. My very best to Duke. ♥♥♥

Connie said...

Ann, this is a fabulous tip. Thank you for cluing us in on it . . . I love the old rusty look and did not know that you could do this. I would love to see the antique white ones, too:) How about it, in your next post.
Have a fun day!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Jille said...

On my blog feed today I had two posts about rusty bells. Clearly this rust thing is contagious! Here is the other one Ann if you would like to sneak a peek http://www.livecreativelyinspired.com/diy-rust/

Jille

BeadedTail said...

I prefer to bake things that need frosting so can honestly say I've never, ever thought of baking bells! LOL!

Molly Smith said...

These look great, Ann. I have never heard of this technique. I've got some vintage metal snowflakes that would look better with this rusty look :)

Betsy Adams said...

Well---I'll admit that I've baked and burned ALOT of things in my lifetime---but can't say that I have ever baked any BELLS... ha

Creative people are just so talented....
Hugs,
Betsy

SweetMarie said...

I love how creative you are!

A Quiet Corner said...

No wonder you're tired!!! Flipping all those bells...LOL!...:)JP

Connie said...

Thanks for the rain!

Katie, Julep and Derby's Mom said...

They look good enough to eat! have a great weekend ... katie

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Fabulous idea Ann, so much easier (and less toxic!) than trying to rust them in a vinegar/bleach solution. I can see baking bells in my future for my primitive projects! Thanks for sharing and thank you for visiting my blog, glad to have found yours!

Love and Shenanigans said...

Oh cool! Wondering what projects these will fit into. For the Christmas tree? Tied with red ribbons, or in wreaths? Can't wait to see!!

Marg said...

Wow, that is really a neat thing to do and certainly different. I like that a lot. Hope you have a great week.

Willow said...

Nope , have to say I haven't ever had bells baking .lol
Then again I threw my oven/stove out several years ago when I swore off cooking ~ ha !

Reeni Pisano said...

OMG that is so neat! I love the rustic look! I hope you show us what you make with all these!

Donna said...

Hahahaaa...omggg...At FIRST I just looked at the photos and thought they were some new cookie!!!Hahaaa
Another stumper!!Hahaaa
hughugs

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